Why do podcasts quit after 20 minutes?

Episode 1593 (44:37)

Len from San Diego, CA
Podcast

Len listens to his podcasts through Amazon Echo. Leo says that Echo and other home assistants are a boon for podcasters and streaming radio from all over the world. He says the problem though is that it'll completely play live, but if he listens to it pre-recorded, he only gets about 20 minutes. Leo says it all comes down to advertising. If you're listening to a podcast in Cleveland, but you're in San Diego, ads are no benefit to you or the advertiser. And they probably don't pay to have an ad on the download. It's all about economics. Podcasts are like magazines. They cost in bandwidth for you to download and that has to be underwritten by ads.  That's why they want you to listen to live.

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